All About A PRP Facial
Right from the dawn of civilization, people have always been obsessed with looking attractive. With the advances in science in the last few decades, facials have risen to a new height – now seen as a necessary self-care. Safer and more effective than ever, today’s facials offer unparalleled skin rejuvenation. One trending example of such facials is PRP facial. Although PRP facial has been around for quite a while, Kim Kardashian helped popularize the concept in 2012 when she tried getting treatment herself. At Victory Wellness & Mespa, we offer PRP facial rejuvenation. That’s why this post will explore all you need to know about this procedure so you can decide if it’s right for you.
What is a PRP Facial?
First off, PRP is short for platelet-rich plasma. PRP facial – also known as Vampire Facial – is an advanced skincare treatment that applies a sample of the patient’s blood to the face (You can see where the term ‘vampire facial’ comes from) to harness the body’s natural healing abilities.
The blood is made up of four main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. A high concentration of plasma and platelets have strong rejuvenating properties. Hence, the procedure involves the separation of your blood components by density. This makes it possible for the platelets to be injected into the plasma (with the exclusion of red and white blood cells) before it is injected into the skin.
How PRP Facial Treatment is Like
So far, you might be thinking PRP facial is a complicated treatment. But that’s not the case. Here’s a quick outline of what to expect if you come for a PRP facial:
- Our lab technician draws a sample of your blood, after which it is separated into its components. This allows for the extraction of the protein-rich plasma and platelets that help stimulate collagen production in the skin.
- A topical numbing cream is applied to your face 15 minutes before the treatment.
- Hyaluronic acid and/or phyto-boost is infused into the skin to ensure full hydration and the removal of pigmentation.
- The plasma is then applied to cover your entire face.
- The medical technician applies a micro-needling device on your face to enable the protein-rich plasma to travel deeply into your skin. This allows for the full effect of collagen-boosting in the face.
- Fillers are then used to take care of volume-deficient skin to ensure a consistent facial look.
Benefits of PRP Facial
PRP facial has a whole array of benefits. Here are just come of them.
- Increased collagen production
When most people hit 25, collagen production drastically declines and this results in the gradual deterioration of the skin. Little wonder fine lines, severe folds, moderate wrinkles, and other visible skin issues begin to set in.
As the microneedle pierces your skin, it forces your existing collagen to begin healing your skin. It also helps stimulate collagen production. As new, stronger, and healthier collagen becomes available, your skin reaps the benefits in a couple of weeks at it becomes tighter, healthier, and better-looking.
- Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles
It’s no news that fine lines and wrinkles are the top signs of aging. But as stated earlier, PRP facial helps to tighten your facial skin. And as a natural response, fine lines and wrinkles are eliminated, resulting in smoother skin.
- Tighter facial features
Some people experience sagging of their facial skin as they age. Similarly, the lips and cheeks appear thin and gaunt with aging. The improved collagen production from PRP facial helps to plump up the skin, lips, and cheeks, thereby helping you achieve your ideal aesthetics.
- Improved moisture retention
Aging also leads to the reduction of the moisture-retention capacity of the skin. This, in turn, leads to excessive dehydration, which further worsens the condition of the skin. PRP facial can help unclog the facial pores to allow for better absorption of moisturizers. But more than that, PRP facial helps create a stronger skin barrier that allows for better retention of moisture.
- Enhanced skin tone and texture
Several forms of poor skin tones like acne, scars, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks can be improved by PRP facial. PRP facial promotes the production of healthier skin cells that can help improve the appearance of your facial skin.
PRP Facial Frequently Asked Questions
At Victory Wellness & Mespa, we get bombarded with several questions from people looking to undergo PRP facial. We’ve answered some of these questions so you can learn more about the treatment.
- Is PRP facial treatment painful?
Since microneedles are involved, it’s only natural to think the procedure is painful. However, PRP facial treatment doesn’t hurt. A local anesthetic is applied to the treatment site to ensure minimal discomfort. Also, it’s okay to take aspirin to mitigate minor post-treatment pain you might experience.
- How long is the treatment?
The good thing about PRP facial is it is a fairly quick treatment. Separation of the blood component in the centrifuge takes less than five minutes. PRP facial therapy takes between 30 to 60 minutes depending on how many areas need to be treated.
- What are the typical results of PRP facials?
It takes a while to notice any changes after your first facial. However, your skin begins to appear tighter and healthier within a week. The results can last for several months. However, you might need to do multiple PRP facials to maintain anti-aging results all year long.
For those trying to eliminate serious skin flaws like scarring or skin damage, about four to six treatments are carried in two-week intervals to obtain optimal results.